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Sunday, July 07, 2013

As you may or may not know, summer is a very busy time for people in my field. Considering I had two unexpected large contracts pop up, and an increase in business in general, I'm kind of up to my armpits at work. I haven't had time to go to the bank and cash checks, which is a real problem because I kind of need that money to order things. I have also been so overstimulated that it's all I can do to remain in an upright position.

This evening, I was fretting about getting a workout in. "Ten minutes just isn't good enough!" I said to my cat, who totally didn't care. "I'm not going to be able to drop six pounds in two months at the rate I'm going." Suddenly I had a flash of inspiration: The Slowest Loser who has mysteriously disappeared without a trace from SparkPeople. (Seriously. Go look. It's as if he never existed.) In one of his last blog entries, he had bought a set of pedals that could fit under a desk so he could burn calories while working. Well, I didn't have pedals, but by golly I have a stationary recumbent bike. I put fresh batteries in (because the old ones drained from neglect, alas), grabbed a stack of price lists and equipment catalogs and tackled my purchase orders that should have been made at the beginning of May but hey guess what I hate doing purchase orders because I have to sift through the catalog to see if there is anything else and if some other supplier has a better deal. It's a total time sucker, and that is why I procrastinate. I got through the two major ones and finished up by sending the e-mails to my suppliers at about 10:30 pm so they'll have it first thing in the morning. Not only that, but I managed to clock in 11.35 miles in 55 minutes and burn about 279 calories. It's not much, true, but it's better than my original plan, which was to sit on the couch and fret about it and take the same amount of time.

Was it awkward? Yes. Could I barely read my handwritten notes to transfer them into my computer? Absolutely. Do *ahem* "large frontal assets" double as a writing desk? Not really, no. Not with all that bouncing around. Live and learn.

I'll take what I can get.
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